Postcards from Phuket: Siray Bay, Phuket Town, Phi Phi Islands, Bangla Road.

Postcards from Phuket: Beautiful pictures from my trip to Phuket in Thailand! Take a look at the Phi Phi Islands, Siray Bay and Old Phuket Town!

INTRO: I am wrapping up my coverage of  my trip to Thailand with a post on Phuket! I am usually pretty chatty in my blog posts but for this one I decided to have the pictures do the talking. I spent 2 picturesque days in Phuket visiting Phuket Town, Phi Phi Islands and Patong. It was truly a bucket list dream come true.

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa:

My friend Joy and I checked into the Westin for a 3 night/2 day stay. Although it is not located on one of the main beaches, the views of the bay were beautiful! If you are looking for an intimate place to stay in Phuket away from the crowds and craziness, put the Westin Siray Bay resort on your list!

Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
The Lobby
Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
One of the many pools on the property
Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
A room with a view!
Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
A Phuket Sunset
Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
So beautiful!

Phuket Town:

Our resort had regular shuttles to Phuket Town so we decided to visit this area. Most if not all of the pictures I have seen of Phuket are of beaches and luxury resorts. Therefore, it was nice to explore an area that looked completely different than anywhere we had been in Thailand. Phuket Town is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. The architectural style is called “Sino-Portuguese”. The streets here are filled with quaint shops and restaurants.

Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
Grafitti artwork
Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
Lots of motorbikes
Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
These bikes are a way of life in Thailand
Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
This is NOT The Big Buddha in Phuket (conned)
Postcards from Phuket. Phuket Thailand in Pictures!
I loved the colorful Taxicabs

Phi Phi Islands:

Gorgeous! We took a one hour high speed ferry boat from Phuket to Phi Phi Islands. We visited several of the islands including “Ko Phi Don” which is the largest of the group. The Phi Phi Islands became very popular after the movie “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed on Ko Phi Phi Leh. I do suggest visiting these islands on an early morning tour since they were very crowded during the day.

Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Beautiful views from the dock prior to departure
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
On the high speed ferry boat to Phi Phi Islands!
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Just like everyone else in Thailand the crew were so friendly! He was always smiling!
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
We made it! Bucket list dream come true!
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
But it was so crowded! All those speedboats bring tourists to the islands
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Site of the film “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Trying to get a picture without a lot of people was a challenge!
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
I loved the long tail fishing boats!

Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!

Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
The views were amazing!
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Even with all the boat visits and tourists the water has remained so clear!

Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!

Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Relaxing at lunch during our tour
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Lunchtime views
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
One of my favorite pictures from the trip!
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Can you find the monkey?
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Frolicking on the beach
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
While Joy was snorkeling I enjoyed this tasty Thai soda

Bangla Road, Patong Beach:

I do not want to give too much away here. Let’s just say you have to see it to believe it. No matter where you are staying in Phuket I suggest you spend one night on Bangla Road and it’s side streets. Bangla Road is closed off to traffic and is the main hub of nightlife in Phuket. There are bars, dancers, shops, street performances-you name it!

Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Shocked on arrival to Bangla Rd!
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Strolling along and taking in the sights
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Have you heard of a “Ping Pong” Show? There were solicitors for these shows everywhere!
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
A “LadyBoy”
Postcards from Phuket: Pictures of Phuket Thailand!
Restaurants and Bars line Bangla Road!

So have you been to Phuket? If so share your thoughts with us below!

Be sure to pin this post for future reference. AND be sure to catch up on all the previous THAILAND blog posts!

Postcards from Phuket Thailand! Scenic pictures of Siray Bay, Phuket Town, Phi Phi Islands and Patong Beach!

 

 

 

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  • Wow, it’s a great post. Seems like you guys had great time in Phuket. I’ve stayed at the Westin Siray couple years ago. I loved the Indian food there. It’s not the touristic part of the island but it is literally 5 minutes drive away from Phuket Town. I think Phuket Town is one of the most underrated places on the island. I see you were on Thalang road. What a great street with colorful buildings, coffee shops, Sino-Porteguese architecture. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

    • Yes Phuket Town was colorful and quaint! The Westin Siray Bay was absolutely beautiful and the food at the resort was delicious!

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